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Riders In The Sky and seven more live concerts at the Eiteljorg Saturday

by User Not Found | May 10, 2013
Saturday, May 11 – During Indy’s Cultural Trail Celebration, several bands and singer-songwriters will jam at the Eiteljorg!

Two Live Lawn Concerts, 1p.m. - 3p.m., FREE
Devil to Pay

Fresh off of the release of their latest album, Fate is Your Muse, this Indianapolis-based metal band will hit the stage outside the Eiteljorg. NUVO music reporter, Jeff Napier, writes that Devil to Pay’s newest release is “without a doubt, a towering, monumental piece of metal that has the power to transcend labels and genres.”

Ha Ha You
Hailing from the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis, Ha Ha You is an underground rock trio. Featuring ex-members of June of 44, Household Guns and Thin Fevers, the band channels the best parts of late-90s indie rock, jagged post-punk and pop music. Their songs include stories of family, friends, hearts and humor.

Five Songwriters in the Round, 2p.m. - 4p.m., FREE with admission
Hear singer-songwriters trade songs and talk about their processes

Laura K. Balke – Singer/Songwriter (PICTURED ABOVE)
From sporadic stints on the coffee house circuit in 2011 to solidly-booked tour dates, Laura Balke has come a long way. Two years ago she made the commitment to fully focus on her music. Concert goers will get to hear her play and sing original songs – packed with nods to country, alt-pop and folk. Balke, who’s played guitar since she was 13, will be finishing up a tight touring schedule that sent her to 25 states.

Kenny Childers (of Gentlemen Caller)
Being a past member of several bands has helped fuel the musical genius of Bloomington’s Kenny Childers. His current band, Gentlemen Caller, has rocked the indie scene for more than a decade. Kenny will bring his acoustic guitar and vocal swagger to the stage – sharing with audiences the talents that make him so beloved that a tribute album was produced to honor his 40th birthday.

Christian Taylor (of America Owns the Moon)
The lead singer of America Owns the Moon shows a milder side with his indie folk-inspired acoustic work. His strong body of work ranges from the light-hearted (“New Age Girlfriend”) to the tender (“Honey Child”) to the transcendental magical realism of “Rain Falls Up” and everywhere sideways of that. Taylor is also ½ of the duo C-Tay and Homeschool with cellist Leilah Smith.

Simon Moore (of Kentucky Nightmare)
Simon P. Moore is best known for his work as singer and songwriter for Kentucky Nightmare. In his solo project, he showcases a more light-hearted, whimsical narrative voice and intimate guitar style. Some of these songs are new, some as old as 13 years, but they share classic themes such as love, loss, work, and frat boys.

Liz Janes – Singer/Songwriter

She writes. She plays guitar. And, she’s got the strong vocals to match! Liz Janes will give guests a sampling of emotion from several of her original ballads. Her sound flexes from R&B to folk and from soul to pop.

And.. An Evening with Riders In The Sky.. nearly sold out!


Live Concert:
An Evening with Riders In The Sky (PICTURED ABOVE)
$ 25 general public
$ 20 Eiteljorg Museum members
Tickets may be purchased by calling the museum at 317-636-9378

The Eiteljorg will open its ballroom to America’s favorite cowboys, Riders In The Sky, for an evening of wacky humor and Western wit! For more than 30 years, Riders in the Sky have been keepers of the flame passed on by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers! They are stellar vocalists and guitar virtuosos who have recorded over 30 albums and have provided three decades of western entertainment. Based in Nashville, Riders has been embraced by the country music community. They are performing members of the Grand Ole Opry.

Enjoy the Eiteljorg!
DeShong Perry-Smitherman with guitar
DeShong Perry-Smitherman
Public relations manager


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